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Arista Networks Platform vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Arista Networks Platform vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"I like that it's fairly easy to implement these ethernet switches.""Juniper Ethernet Switches are high-end solutions.""The Juniper Ethernet switch feature I find the most valuable is reliability.""One of the most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches is they are rugged.""The virtual Chassis feature for stacking is good in general, with high bandwidth for the link, which is good.""One of the nicest things about Juniper switches is they work well with other vendor products. When you have to go into a situation where other vendor switches are present, you can make it work.""The most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches are the simple configuration and ruggedness.""The solution is easy to use and has good integration."

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"It is very stable. It has good hardware and very stable code. It provides good value for its price. They are a very lean type of organization, so they are very responsive, and they're able to focus more on their platform versus having multiple products out there.""It's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use.""The most valuable features of the Arista Networks Platform are the EVPN and VXLAN. It has comprehensive features.""It provides telemetry and visibility for many metrics that are not supported by most of the other vendors. Out of the box, no third party solutions are needed.""The solution is very stable.""The solution has good load latency. They're the market leader in this aspect right now.""The configuration capabilities were good.""Arista Networks Platform offers straightforward deployment, and has good features. Support for the platform is also good."

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"They last quite a while.""If you're a small one-on-one organization, then cost-effective-wise, I would recommend it.""I use it on a daily basis and I find it to be quite stable.""They're straightforward to set up.""Huawei Ethernet Switches are very stable.""Huawei Ethernet Switches are both scalable and stable.""Scalability isn't an issue.""The functionality is basically the same as Cisco."

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Cons
"The updates are constantly breaking.""The stability could be better. We find, for example, Cisco, to be more stable.""The security features for the product should be more unified for the product regardless of the product model.""The price is in the intermediate range. It is not overly expensive, but also not cheap. It could stand improvement.""They could improve the code, as there are some issues with it.""The initial setup for Juniper switches is complex. Juniper has a new program that solves that problem a little bit, but it is expensive, so I don't use it. It is Juniper Mesh, Juniper Wire, or something like that where you plug in a switch, and it goes out to their cloud, finds a config, and brings it down. So, you can do everything cloud-based, but there is a fee for that. It is expensive, so I've never used it. If we were starting, we would try to do something like that. It is more for a large enterprise for managing hundreds of switches versus what we're doing. They should make its price more cost-effective or include it for new or smaller companies.""Some areas of technical support could be better.""The Virtual Chassis Fabric is kind of complicated to troubleshoot sometimes. On the MPLS side, they're good — they're fine for the pseudo-wires and stuff—but they need more work on the LAN. It is difficult to troubleshoot their LAN technologies like Virtual Chassis."

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"Its price can be better.""The solution is quite expensive. One of the negative aspects of it is the pricing.""Arista Networks Platform should focus on improving the compatibility or integration with Cisco solutions.""The solution is a bit pricey.""The community is good but is not good enough. It still needs to grow more.""The solution needs to accommodate new features.""The solution needs to improve their product range.""The overall price of the Arista Networks Platform is expensive. It should be reduced."

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"Huawei Ethernet Switches are scalable but can be improved.""We had a few issues with integration.""It’s hard to get technical support.""The configuration could be improved and deployment should be easier.""I didn't like the Huawei Switches because of the different versions resetting the configuration issue. Huawei doesn't support Layer 3 modes while TOE and ARP have some issues.""We would like to see additional backup solutions, since we have several degrees of backup.""The stability could be improved.""It is not easy to use if you need to monitor, patch or update. It needs to be configured by a network specialist because it doesn't have an overall central monitoring tool or anything like that. I'd say no ease of use."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Juniper costs less than the competition. As a comparison, Cisco is 33% more."
  • "The pricing for the support is very high."
  • "It's was $100,000 per year."
  • "We only pay for support."
  • "The pricing is very aggressive."
  • "Their prices are competitive and not bad. It is cheaper than Cisco. We have a yearly license."
  • "The solution does not require a license to use it."
  • "The price could be cheaper."
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  • "It is pretty pricey for a networking platform. It is on par with Cisco."
  • "Cost wise, Arista Networks Platform is more expensive than other networking solutions."
  • "Arista is very expensive. Not everybody is in a position to spend $70,000 to $80,000 for one switch."
  • "The price of the Arista Networks Platform could be less expensive for the hardware and license."
  • "There is an annual license required to use the Arista Networks Platform."
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  • "The product is competitively priced in its market."
  • "It's a reasonable price, cheaper than some other vendors."
  • "The price is one of the only issues I have regarding this solution."
  • "The switch came as part of a package bundle that includes internet service."
  • "Compared to other brands, I think that the price is quite fair."
  • "Huawei provides much better performance for the same price, even when taking into account very aggressive commercial policies."
  • "It is cheaper than Cisco."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Cisco or Juniper Ethernet switches were the better fit for… more »
    Top Answer:It's pretty good as compared to other vendors.
    Top Answer:I can't speak to the exact pricing. It's based on the dollar and prices are fluctuating all of the time. My… more »
    Top Answer:It is very stable. It has good hardware and very stable code. It provides good value for its price. They are a very… more »
    Top Answer:It is pretty pricey for a networking platform. It is on par with Cisco.
    Top Answer:I didn't like the Huawei Switches because of the different versions resetting the configuration issue. Huawei doesn't… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    7000 Series
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    Overview

    Juniper Ethernet Switches are made up of the EX Series product line. These EX Series Ethernet Switches provide branch, campus and data center networks with access, aggregation and core layer switching solutions. The end result is secure, fast and efficient application and data delivery.

    Today's enterprise networks increasingly demand mobile access, optimal availability, virtualization, and unified communications. The Juniper Ethernet Switches EX Series caters for all of these requirements, ensuring business continuity, network flexibility and maximum productivity.

    Arista Networks is the leader in building scalable high-performance and ultra-low-latency networks for today's data center and cloud computing environments. Purpose-built hardware, and Arista EOS, the world's most advanced network operating system, provide single-binary system images across all platforms, maximum system uptime, stateful fault repair, Zero Touch Provisioning, Latency Analysis and a fully accessible Linux Shell. Arista Ethernet switches are the perfect network solution for your most demanding workloads.With native support for VMware Virtualization and hundreds of Linux applications integrated into hardware platforms designed to meet the stringent power and cooling requirements of today's most demanding datacenters, Arista delivers the most efficient and best performing 10Gb Ethernet platforms.
    Huawei SOHO & SMB Switches, an Energy-saving Ethernet access switches with service features that are easy to install and maintain. It has a S1700 Series Enterprise Switches that caters from small- to medium-sized businesses and Internet cafes.
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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    American Internet Services
    Newcastle University, Jingyang District of Deyang City in Sichuan Province, Southwest China, Glasgow Rangers Soccer Team, RMIT, Insurance Industry Association of Zhejiang Province, China, APT Satellite Holdings Limited (APT)
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider37%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government11%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider29%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Insurance Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government6%
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    Pharma/Biotech Company25%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    University10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider45%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Government5%
    Manufacturing Company3%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise34%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arista Networks Platform vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arista Networks Platform vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arista Networks Platform is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews while Huawei Ethernet Switches is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.6, while Huawei Ethernet Switches is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Arista Networks Platform writes "Stable with extremely responsive technical support and an easy deployment process". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Ethernet Switches writes "Good pricing and better performance than the competition". Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, Cisco Nexus, Aruba Switches and Broadcom StrataDNX, whereas Huawei Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, H3C Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our Arista Networks Platform vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches report.

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